2020 Mazda CX-30 Skyactiv-D - Practical Compact SUV

2019 Mazda CX-30 Skyactiv-D 2.0 - Drive, Interior and Exterior. Color: Soul Red Crystal. Subscribe.

The clean diesel engine used in the Mazda CX-30 offers excellent fuel economy and environmental credentials combined with outstanding driving performance. The unit develops 116 PS at 4,000 r p m and maximum torque of 270 Nm at 1,600-2,600 r p m. It combines an average fuel consumption of 6.6 - 5.1 l-100 km.

The Skyactiv-D 1.8 diesel engine’s ultra-high-response multi-hole piezo injectors equip this unit with Rapid Multi-Stage Combustion. The resulting combination of fuel efficiency, quietness and cleaner exhaust gases delivers smooth, robust performance and superior real-world fuel economy.

Rapid Multi-Stage Combustion uses multiple high-pressure injections of fuel in quick succession while the piston is at or near top dead center to generate a continuous burn with a shorter combustion period. Knock noise is reduced by precisely controlling the amount of fuel in each injection to avoid rapid changes in the heat release rate during initial combustion.

Thanks to newly developed control system and new technologies to reduce friction, Mazda’s i-Activ AWD four-wheel drive system delivers a refined and stable ride in any driving situation while also achieving real-world fuel economy almost on a par with a front-wheel drive vehicle.

Fitted to front-wheel drive versions of the Mazda CX-30, GVC Plus introduces technology that further enhances handling stability by using the brakes to add direct yaw moment control to the conventional engine control of GVC.

As the driver steers out of a corner by returning the steering wheel to the center position, GVC Plus applies a light braking force to the outer wheels, providing a stabilizing moment that helps restore the vehicle to straight line running. The system realises consistently smooth transitions between yaw, roll and pitch even under high cornering forces, improving the vehicle's ability to accurately track sudden steering inputs and exit corners crisply.

The Mazda CX-30 suspension system uses MacPherson struts at the front and a torsion beam setup in the rear. Input energy from the ground is communicated to the body via the suspension.

Traditionally, vehicle architecture has been designed to reduce the magnitude of forces conveyed to the sprung mass. With Skyactiv-Vehicle Architecture, however, Mazda has added a new concept -smoothing out the forces conveyed to the unsprung mass over the time axis- and, based on this, has completely redesigned the allocation of functions among the various components.

The Mazda CX-30 combines easy access with a spacious, versatile cabin and large luggage compartment.

A generous couple distance of 740mm between the front seats is 50mm greater than in the Mazda CX-3, and on par with that of the Mazda CX-5. The wide spacing of the front seats allows for a wide floor console with a refined layout and a large centre armrest. Equally spacious rear seat separation facilitates wide rear centre armrest and door armrests, allowing rear seat occupants to enjoy a comfortable, relaxed seating posture.

The generous distance between front and rear seat hip points and a low rear seat hip-point height create ample knee and headroom, enabling taller passengers to occupy the rear seats in comfort.

In addition to the generous distance between the front and rear seats and the low rear floor height, the shapes of seat cushions and B-pillars have been optimized to accommodate the movement of passengers during entry and exit. These measures enable even heavily built rear passengers to get in and out in a smooth fashion.

Moreover, side seals have been added to the bottom of the rear doors, preventing occupants from dirtying their clothing when exiting a muddy vehicle.

Luggage capacity is a generous 430L (VDA), enough to simultaneously accommodate a large, global-standard baby buggy and a carry-on bag. Lift gate opening width is 1,030mm, while the height of the loading lip is just 731mm, for easy loading and unloading of heavy or bulky cargo.